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MLB Umpire Ejection Fantasy League
2010 Most Improved Umpire: Bill Hohn 
3rd-Nov-2010 04:00 pm
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Most Improved Umpire: Bill Hohn (29)

Bill Hohn is the Umpire Fantasy League's 2010 most improved umpire of the year. In his 21st Major League Baseball umpiring season, Hohn finished the 2010 season with four ejections and a 50% accuracy rating (2/4). Hohn had received praise from voters for his calmer and more professional attitude as well as an increased willingness to ask crew-mates for assistance on tough plays. As one voter commented, "Wild Bill might now be Mild Bill, but very good job." Notably, Hohn correctly ruled Phillies pinch hitter Mike Sweeney was successful in checking his swing during a September 2 contest between the Phillies and Rockies. HP Umpire Paul Emmel had appealed to 1B Umpire Hohn, who correctly ruled that Sweeney had not attempted to strike the pitch at and until the moment when the ball became dead by reason of hitting Sweeney's person for a hit by pitch. Hohn also helped end a field incursion in Baltimore on September 20. Hohn finished 2009 with a league-leading and personal high of eight ejections and was UEFL's 2009 Worst Umpire of the Year.

Bill Hohn (29) now has 6 points in the Umpire Ejection Fantasy League.
Bill Hohn is owned as a Secondary Umpire by tommy, who is now in 12th place in the UEFL with 1 point.

The next postseason award, Fill in Umpire of the Year, will be released this evening.
4th-Nov-2010 01:18 am (UTC)
glad to see bill hohn get this award
he is a good umpire and now that he is calmer
more of you will see he is a good umpire

keep up the great work bill
4th-Nov-2010 03:13 am (UTC)
Good for Bill. I'm glad he started the process of turning it around.
4th-Nov-2010 03:29 am (UTC)
new glasses...new attitude.
except for the minor flashback incident with oswalt, a very good season in general for hohn.
4th-Nov-2010 06:00 am (UTC)
Good for Bill, he deserves it. He rebounded nicely after a bad 2009, and really seemed to make a concerted and honest effort to improve himself this year. I respect him for doing that, and I hope he continues getting better. Who knows, maybe next year he might even earn himself a postseason assignment.

Bob Davidson would serve himself well to follow Bill Hohn's example.
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